Upgrading ODBC Driver or Database to or higher can cause ORA-6550/PLS-172 or Access Violation

(Doc ID 780508.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 23, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle ODBC Driver - Version and later
Generic Windows
***Checked for relevance on 23-Oct-2013***


Upgrading Database to 10gR1 ( or higher

or upgrading ODBC Driver to or higher

and running a unchanged ODBC application following two effects maybe seen:

ODBC Status S1000 at SQLExecDirect: [Oracle][ODBC][Ora] ORA-06550 line 1, column 230
PLS-00172 string literal too long
ORA-06550 line 279, column 271
PLS-00172 string literal too long

or an access violation / heap corruption terminating the application silently.


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